The colourful streets of Chefchaouen, the Blue City in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco in North Africa on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Morocco 048

Chefchaouen; Exploring the Blue City of Morocco

The taxi driver dropped me and my luggage at a low blue coloured archway, and gestured dismissively, “it’s up there”, this was as far as my fare took me, welcome to Chefchaouen. Dragging a heavy bag over the rough cobbles of the narrow alley, smiling slightly ridiculously at the storekeepers and children who crossed my path as the hill steepened, …

Performers dancing at Iby'Iwacu cultural village in Volcano National Park in Rwanda, east Africa on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Rwanda-2148

Rwanda, Beyond Kigali – A Cultural Portrait

It wasn’t until the vehicles left the outskirts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda that the true culture of this fascinating country began to emerge. Kigali, had appeared a modern, busy city, with plenty of development, including the arrival of several large chain hotels, but not the Rwanda our group hoped to see. Rwanda is known as the “Land …

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More Joy of Souks – Marrakech Edition

Marrakech, can hit like a hammer blow within minutes of arriving at the airport, but it really hits home, once the taxi parks in the ancient, narrow, side streets of the Medina. Most riads are located deep in the labyrinthine streets, where cars can’t reach, many visitors have heavy luggage and are unaware of how to reach their accommodation, so reliance …

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Kigali Genocide Memorial; Rwanda

The entrance to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre appears a quite non-descript building, belying the powerful story held within the grey, almost porta cabin walls of the centre. The basic details of the genocide are probably well known to many, but watching the videos, hearing the testimonies of survivors and reading the graphic, harrowing narratives bring the story home in a …

Masiphumelele Township; The Spirit to Succeed in Cape Town

Driving past the townships such as Masiphumelele, close to Cape Town it is easy to consider them a blight on the area. Filled with ramshackle, rundown temporary accommodation, streets littered with garbage, effluence, or even open sewage streaming down the streets, and discarded vehicles abandoned in the shanty-like communities. Masiphumelele, means “I will succeed” Originally, the symbol of apartheid, where …

Postcards from South Africa – Favourite Destinations Series

Visiting South Africa is a destination almost everybody wants to visit, it is almost a right of passage for travellers. Having a stamp in your passport from here will gain the respect of other travelling types. Extra points are available to those that have visited both Johannesburg and Cape Town, as these are the big two cities of the sub-continent. …